Kara L. Kerr, Ph.D.

Dr. Kerr is an Assistant Professor in clinical psychology at Oklahoma State University and Associate Director of Training at the Hardesty Center for Clinical Research and Neuroscience. She obtained her Ph.D. from The University of Tulsa in 2017. Through her research, Dr. Kerr seeks to understand the neurobiology of adolescent internalizing disorders and to apply this understanding to prevention and intervention.



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Zsofia Cohen, B.S.

Zsofi is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology. She graduated from The University of Tulsa in 2019 and completed a post baccalaureate research assistantship at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research studying mindfulness interventions for adolescents with early life stress. Currently, her interests include examining the neural markers of risk and resilience in early life stress and how parent-child relationships may mitigate the onset of anxiety and depression in these populations.


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Hannah R. Caperton, B.S.

Hannah is our summer research coordinator. She graduated from Northeastern State University in 2022 and is currently a Master's student in Mental Health Counseling at OSU. She plans to obtain her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Hannah's current interests are in affective and cognitive neuroscience and development, psychosocial determinants of management decisions in childhood chronic illness, and impacts of social policy on high-risk groups throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.


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General Leia Organa, C.G.C., D.M., D.S.A.

Leia is the LAB Lab. She is interested in positive reinforcement paradigms, particularly those involving food rewards. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, swimming, and, most of all, dock diving. She has earned her Canine Good Citizen, Dock Master, and Dock Senior Advanced titles.

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

LAB Alum

Stormie Fuller - Postbac Research Assistant, 2019-2021

Leslie Garza - Summer Research Coordinator, 2021